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Calendar of Cool: Chang and Eng Bunker

Calendar of Cool: Chang and Eng Bunker

On May 11, 1811 Chang and Eng, the first famous set of conjoined twins, were born. Chang and Eng Bunker were the first set of conjoined twins to be brought to international attention. Because they were born in Thailand, which was then called Siam, they were called Siamese twins. However, in the village where they were


Fun Fact Friday: ISSelfie, Star Trek Style!

If you read last week’s Fun Fact Friday, you already know that the ISSpresso coffee maker was launched into space, and due to dock with the International Space Station. What you might not know is what the machine’s intended recipient, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, wore to greet its arrival! Cristoforetti donned a uniform from the television


Wednesday Blog Hiatus

Hello everyone! We’ll be taking a break from Wednesday blog posts for a while, but don’t worry! We’re still here to answer your questions by phone, email, Twitter, and chat, and we’re working on tons of other projects. Make sure to keep your eyes open for more episodes of our Support YouTube series, Discovery Education


Fun Fact Friday: Coffee In Space

Did you know that a coffee maker was recently launched into space? It’s true! Bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the SpaceX supply ship carries a variety of necessities for the orbiting astronauts. One of those items is the ISSpresso, a coffee maker specially made to operate in space. According to a NASA document,